15 New Year's Eve Parties in CLE

Less than two weeks until New Year's Eve!  It sneaks up on us every year, doesn't it?  One minute it's Thanksgiving then BAM, it's December 31st and everyone's panicking about what to do for New Year's.  Well lucky for you, I've taken some time to round up some of the top parties in Cleveland for New Year's Eve.  Be sure to check out each venue's official event page for additional details and to purchase tickets.

  1. VOSH in Lakewood - Doors open at 7pm; Tricky Dick & The Cover Ups play at 9 (these guys are awesome!).  DJ, Dancing, Patio Party in a decked-out, full service, heated deck (!), heavy hors d'oeuvres, hats and party favors, and an ice luge.  $50/ person (drinks not included)
  2. Barley House Downtown - Doors open at 9pm; Open bar, appetizers, party favors, champagne toast and confetti.  $75-$85/ person (group discount for 10 or more)

  3. Graffiti in Battery Park - Multiple seating options; Second seating is at 9pm and includes endless buffet, drink specials, DJ and dancing, and champagne toast.  $30/ person

  4. Shooters on the Water in the Flats - Prime rib buffet, open bar, dancing, live music, champagne toast.  $95/ person

  5. Lago in the Flats - "New Year's Eve Soiree: Fire & Ice located in the Aloft Cleveland Hotel." Dinner with live band, DJ in the evening, cocktails, decadent food.  Black tie optional.  $200/ person or $350/ couple.  Aloft hotel specials available. 

  6.  Liquid Downtown - Open bar 7:30 - 9:30 with cover.  DJ and dancing.  $30/ person (free after 9:30)

  7. Big Bang in the Flats - Dueling piano bar, cocktails, food; $25 - $100/ person depending on package level

  8. East End in the Flats - Doors open at 10pm (unless you're going early for the OSU game); Open bar, appetizers, dress to impress. $75-$100/ person (group discounts available)

  9. Velvet Dog Downtown - Open bar, party accessories, champagne toast, dancing.  $75-$100/ person

  10. Around the Corner in Lakewood - OSU game at 7pm with $2.75 Coors drafts and 49 cent wings; DJ and dancing, 4 bars, party favors and balloon drop.  No cover!

  11. Windows on the River in the Flats - This one is popular, and is apparently sold out!  Waitlist available.  $150/ person

  12. Dive Bar Downtown - Football games starting at 2:30pm; Door charge begins at 9pm; DJ and dancing, champagne toast, and balloon drop.  $10 cover after 9pm.

  13. Market in Rocky River - Reserve a table for the OSU game and stay for drink specials and a DJ.  No cover.

  14. Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Ohio City - "Brew Year's Eve." Dancing in the brew garden, DJ, photo booth, fresh oysters, ticket includes heavy appetizers and 3 drink tickets for beer or wine.  $75/ person

  15. Wild Eagle Saloon Downtown - Party from 8pm - 2am; Pour your own beer stations, arcade games.  Live music by Almost Famous.  No cover.